School meals

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Public health groups urge Rishi Sunak to widen free school meals programme
Junk food levy could fund meals for 800,000 more children and young people in England, experts tell PM

Denis Campbell Health policy editor

02, Feb, 2023 @12:01 AM

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Nearly 1,000 police officers operating in UK schools, figures show
Analysis shows police more likely to be in schools with higher numbers of pupils of colour and those eligible for free meals

Tobi Thomas and Aamna Mohdin

16, Jan, 2023 @7:40 AM

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Osborne the great child impoverisher is backing free school meals. Has he forgotten who he is? | Polly Toynbee
It’s some cheek for the ex-chancellor, whose tenure saw vast sums taken from children’s welfare, to back Jamie Oliver, says Guardian columnist Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

29, Dec, 2022 @5:07 PM

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Ministers criticised as 200,000 eligible children in England miss out on free school meals
Around one in 10 pupils who would qualify for assistance are not registered with the scheme

Sally Weale Education correspondent

29, Dec, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Jamie Oliver calls for expansion of free school meals in England
Tory ex-chancellor George Osborne also suggests free meals for ‘larger group of the population is the right way forward’

Rowena Mason Whitehall editor

27, Dec, 2022 @1:31 PM

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School leaders report rise in pupils not on free meals going hungry
Increasing numbers of children cannot afford lunch and are coming to school without adequate clothes

Sally Weale Education correspondent

02, Dec, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘It would mean so much’: parents on the need to expand free school meals
Experts say 800,000 pupils in poverty in England are excluded from free lunches. Parents and a teacher tell us what this means to them

Clea Skopeliti

11, Nov, 2022 @3:32 PM

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Teachers reveal scale of pupils’ hunger as 100,000 frozen out of free school meals
Exclusive: Call for FSM income cap to be raised as children in England come to school with mouldy bread or even nothing

Sally Weale, Richard Adams and Patrick Butler

10, Nov, 2022 @7:02 PM

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How families on the breadline are ineligible for free school meals
Households in England must earn less than £7,400 a year before benefits and after tax to qualify, excluding 800,000 children in poverty

Patrick Butler Social policy editor

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Hungry children miss out on free meals – and struggling schools cannot help
Families from ‘working poor’ omitted from scheme, and costs crisis leaves schools powerless to subsidise them

Richard Adams Education editor

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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‘The benefit is massive’: the school offering free meals to all students
Urswick school in Hackney says pupils are thriving under its policy, while another school offers evening meals to families

Sally Weale and Richard Adams

10, Nov, 2022 @5:00 PM

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Zayn Malik urges Rishi Sunak to give free school meals to all children in poverty
Bradford-born singer who relied on free school lunches urges PM to extend provision to all families on universal credit

Jamie Grierson

08, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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